Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 7 Players of the Week

Top Offense, Defense, and Special Teams players as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen

Posted on October 17, 2022

  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

We’re handling our CFB Player of the Week selections a little differently this year with the responsibility for making the selections falling squarely on my shoulders.

I do my best to be objective each week, basing my picks on comparative performances and stats, but if you think I’m missing something, or maybe some bias has slipped in, feel free to let me know on Twitter.

This week’s player picks were clear standouts at their positions.

So without further ado, here are my Week Seven picks for SuperWest Players of the Week for Offense, Defense, and Special Teams as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen.

Cameron Rising scored a late TD and 2-pt conversion to beat USC | Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News

Offensive Player of the Week:  Cameron Rising, QB, Utah
Cameron Rising put Utah on his back in a legendary performance in Salt Lake City.

Rising finished the game with 415 yards passing, 60 on the ground, and five combined touchdowns.

David Perales pressures SJSU QB Chevan Cordeiro | Jackson Moore/247Sports

Defensive Player of the Week: David Perales, DE, Fresno State
Sometimes when looking at the stat sheet things pop out.

David Perales finished the outing against San Jose State with five tackles, five for a loss, and four sacks. Perales proved to be a key component in the Bulldogs’ surprise win.

Joshua Karty kicks the go-ahead field goal to beat Irish | Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams Player of the Week: Joshua Karty, K, Stanford
Joshua Karty would’ve won this award last week if not for a miracle reception. But Karty would not be denied in week seven.

He was instrumental in Stanford’s victory over Notre Dame, making all three of his field goal attempts of 40-plus yards.

Damien Martinez ran for 111 yards vs WSU | Mark Ylen/AP

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Damien Martinez, RB, Ore St
Damien Martinez played a nice role in Oregon State’s victory over Washington State.

Martinez finished the game with 111 rushing yards including a burst of 50.

Jacob Manu had 7 solo tackles, 2.5 for loss vs Huskies | Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Jacob Manu, LB, Arizona
Jacob Manu finished the matchup against Washington with ten tackles, seven solo, and two and a half for a loss. Manu provided an early spark.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Defensive: Josh Chandler-Semedo, LB, Colorado

Special Teams: Silas Bolden, R, Oregon State

Freshman Offensive: Kody Epps, WR, BYU

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